It Has to Start Sometime

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New beginnings are always a great time! I am constantly in awe of the resoluteness one needs for the closing of the door behind to walk slowly but assuredly away from one’s comfort. And then how soon it can be followed by the exhilaration and anticipation of new worlds to be found in the opening of the doors ahead.

This is where I find myself. Wanting… Maybe even needing… to enter a new unexplored world. Yet I still enjoy and find fulfillment and rest in the world in which I presently reside.

Living simultaneously in two worlds… It can’t last forever… But while it does, I will enjoy the ride.

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AN ACCURATE PORTRAYAL

 

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Is it accurate to say that a photograph is worth one thousand words?

I had a cousin that would love to take candid photographs.  He would sneak up on you and suddenly snap…. snap… snap…

“These were the slices of real life,” he would say. “They are much truer that the staged pictures Aunt Azuzu would coerce us in to sitting still for posterity’s sake.

At one time, I believed this to be true… No longer!

The staged photograph, no matter how hated, allowed the person being photographed a little control of how they would be viewed for posterity.

The candid shot was not free of bias.

No… The candid shot was selected because that is how the photographer of the family wished to see the participants encased for posterity.

Neither were ‘truth’. Neither are ‘truth’.

So I agree… A picture is worth a thousand words.

But this does not mean that the words are a valid snapshot of the willing participant… be it candid or otherwise.

Photographs are not the givers-of-truth.

Inference wins.

And this was BEFORE photo-shopping!



Written for Daily Addictions: ACCURATE. I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

MY WRITING OASIS

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MY WRITING OASIS



How to overcome writer’s block?

  • Is it the perfect time?
  • Your favorite writing pen or pencil?
  • Isolationism?
  • A beautiful picture or sculpture as a muse?
  • Just the right music?
  • Noisy imaginary friends?

What gets your creative juices flowing?

For me… I have to WANT TO sit and write. It is very easy for me to just put it off until later.

Once I WANT TO SIT AND WRITE … I have daily prompts and weekly picture prompts at my disposal and I just move through them until ‘I hear the voices’

(Let’s keep the fact that I hear voices to ourselves… OK?)



Written for Daily Addictions: OASIS. I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

THE DEPRIVATION OF HAPPINESS

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THE DEPRIVATION OF HAPPINESS



Studies show that there are many, many unhappy people in the world.

I believe you are in charge of your own happiness quotient.

If you find yourself…

  • Down in the mouth
  • A little in the dumps
  • Feeling a little blue
  • Bored to tears
  •  A sad sack
  • In the doldrums
  • A party pooper
  • Out of sorts
  • Having the blahs

Pick out the most relevant 12 Step Option and improve the situation.



Written for Daily Addictions: DEPRIVE.  I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

DO NOT PLUMMET

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DO NOT PLUMMET



Fifty years ago…

Being a little tipsy…

A roommate coming in after too much of a ‘night out’.

Now…

Being a little tipsy…

Standing up too fast…

Taking the stairs too quickly…

A beautiful hike along a mountain stream that ended up going too far for the return trip.

You still have to snicker at it and learn from the mistakes…

But maintaining one’s self-control so one does not plummet suddenly has several new meanings…



Written for Daily Addictions: PLUMMET.  I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

THE FUTILITY OF CLOUDS

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THE FUTILITY OF CLOUDS



On a sunny day, to lay out on a blanket and admire the many cloud formations. Sometimes there were dragons in the sky in an aerial dual. Sometimes you could see puppies scampering. One afternoon there was a huge Brahma bull’s head- complete with twisted horns.

To star watch…. Clouds can be a total nuisance!



Written for Daily Addictions: FUTILE.  I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

A DAILY SCHEDULE: A FORENSIC ANALYSIS   

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A DAILY SCHEDULE

A FORENSIC ANALYSIS



Pre-retirement was so structured…

  • 5:00am awaken and shower (etc.)
  • 5:30am Breakfast and devotions
  • 6:30am Driving Time
  • 7:00am + School preparations and classes (Lunch packed)
  • 4:00pm Many days a week a school function (Supper packed or called out)
  • 8:00pm + Driving time
  • 9:00pm Finish a late snack and usually an hour of computer preparations or grades
  • 10:00pm Enjoy ½ hour or 1 hour television or reading
  • 11:00pm Sleep and start again.

Retirement…

If you want to get something done with your day… what’s the plan.

So many options?

A late night worker (because in college you were a night owl…)

                Sleeping is now far more needed than it used to be….

An early morning worker (the early bird gets the worm?)

               Worms really aren’t that tasty?

The meaning in life – after retirement – ____________________?

The forensic analysis is still pending.



Written for Daily Addictions: FORENSIC.  I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.

TO SCUTTLE THE CATS 

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TO SCUTTLE THE CATS 



Did you know that the more attractive my lawn and yard is for birds, the more the neighborhood cats seem to fall in love with it?

Any suggestions for an aviary victory?



Written for Daily Addictions: SCUTTLE.  I have been having problems finding something of meaning to create an answer for the prompts this year. So I decided to strengthen and tighten my focus. My chosen topics are as follows:  (Monday) Life in Retirement; (Tuesday) Hobbies: Archaeology and Astronomy; (Wednesday) Fitness; (Thursday) Chores; (Friday) Writing; (Saturday) Hobbies: Music and Photography; and (Sunday) Hobbies: Gardening and Birdwatching.